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Why Do Apples Spoil?

Why Do Apples Spoil?

Every Fruit and Vegetable in nature spoils with time. Apples may last for up to 3-5 months and there is a possibility that it will last longer, if stored properly. Apples are probably the most popular fruit in the world. It is very rich in antioxidants that help the body fight respiratory and other type of diseases.

There are proper ways of preserving the apple so that it wouldn’t spoil easily. Among the techniques that people use is wrapping them up in newspapers. They wrap the apples in newspapers before placing them in boxes or barrels. This is done to ensure that no physical contact would be possible between apples. A single rotten apple can affect the whole bunch if not stored properly.

Apples should be handled with care, when harvesting and storing them. They should not be gripped too hard to avoid ‘bruises, this bruises can easily affect the apples quality and may spread to the other apples. Maybe you noticed that when an apple is cut, the exposed area turns brown or dark when exposed to air for a long period of time. That will happen to the bruised part of the apple and that is the first place where it will show signs of spoilage.

The temperature also plays an important role in preserving apples. Apples that are stored in boxes should be kept in slightly cool but not too cold room temperatures. When an apple freezes, the cells within the apple raptures and it might cause bruising. Any place would serve as a good storage for apples as long as it is not exposed to direct heat or very cold temperatures. If you happen to cute or bite an apple, you should consume it while it is still fresh and taste delicious. You know the old saying,¦an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.

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